To Do Before
by Abigail Dye
February 19, 2018
College is a quick, important and incredible four years of your life. During that time, it is your job not only to pass your classes, but to take full advantage of the environment around you. Here are 13 things you must do before you graduate, and while you’re single.
Of course, you don’t have to be single to do or enjoy these things, well, most of them. But, you’ll have more fun completing these items alone. When single, you are more likely to meet new people and even be “adopted” into a friend group. Also, being single forces you out of your comfort zone and will allow you to open your mind and perceive experiences in a new way.
So, here are 9 things to add to your single, college bucket list.
1.) Study Abroad.
One thing you must do in college is experience a new country. Your university most likely makes that cheaper, or at least easier for you as a student. Check out your school’s study abroad opportunities and go somewhere new.
2.) Pull an all-nighter.
You may have already done this one, but you need to stay up all night doing outrageous things with your friends. If you have a boo, you’re bound to fall asleep before day-break.
3.) Go to a college sporting event.
Don’t just go to a sporting event, go all out. Body paint, pom-poms, foam fingers – do it right. Even if you don’t like sports, you’re bound to have a great time.
4.) Go on a blind date.
This could be awkward, a waste of time or super fun. It’s a gamble, but you might meet a great friend or even significant other as a result.
Campus is a wonderful place to make your political voice heard. Join an on-campus protest one day. You are sure to meet many like-minded people, and possibly make an impact.
6.) Get coffee or drinks with a random classmate.
Never underestimate the relationship that can grow from espresso or bourbon. Getting to know someone you usually wouldn’t talk to is good for you in the long run. You may end up meeting a business partner or life-long friend.
7.) Sneak into a tail gate.
There are probably about 100 tail gates surrounding your campus on game day. Throw a jersey on and act like you belong – free beer and free food is always a win.
8.) Live in a house with too many roommates.
Renting a large house and sharing with 5 or more people can be fun… and brutal. This will teach you some valuable life lessons about cleanliness, patience and space – all at a low price.
A must-do before you get your diploma is go on a vacation with a group of friends. The memories are simply priceless.